TutaPoint Online Education Blog

02
Jun

How Long Should You Study for a Test?

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Jason Linstonburgh   What's the ideal length of time to study for a test?   No matter if you are in high school or college, all instructors will announce tests or exams at least one week ahead of time. So take advantage of that and start reviewing materials right away. Trying to memorizing things the night before the exam is not going to help. Your brain will have no time to digest the concepts and you will either end up forgetting everything or mixing up a lot of things that are similar.   Instead, start working on the most important topics that you have problems ... Read More

28
May

Do Athletes Make Better Students?

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Meredith Crawford   When it comes to physical fitness and activity, studies conclude that it’s not just your body that benefits — your grades just might, too.   That’s right — taking a walk around the neighborhood, a spin on your bike, or engaging in your favorite exercise has been found to lead to higher grades and better scores on standardized tests, according to findings in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.   But what about sports – particularly at the high-school level – that often take up so much of students’ valuable study time? If you think that an athlete’s academic performance will suffer in ... Read More

21
May

Online Tutoring Success Stories

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Meredith Crawford   So, you’ve committed to online tutoring, you’ve scheduled a session with an experienced tutor, and you’re probably wondering…will it work?   What if I told you that not only will you have success with online tutoring, but it could also mean the difference between a failing grade and an A?   It might seem hard to believe, but that was the exact scenario TutaPoint tutor Sarah Wanger describes having had with one of her students.       “One of my students…got an A in his pre-calculus class. This was his second time taking the course, as he failed it completely the first time. So this ... Read More

14
May

Easing the Transition from Middle School to High School

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Meredith Crawford     Does the prospect of transitioning from middle school to high school keep you up at night? Do your palms start to sweat at the thought of being an underclassmen, and all of the potential social and academic challenges it entails?   If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Whole television series have devoted themselves to this phenomenon, and scores of adolescent psychologists and educators have addressed the unique set of problems associated with the middle- to high-school transition.   But, with a little support – and the right advice – your move from 8th grade to 9th can be much smoother.   Here are ... Read More

06
May

Top Signs You Need Online Tutoring

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Meredith Crawford   Have you ever studied all week for a test, only to realize you focused on the wrong things when you sat down to take it?   Are the rest of your classmates outpacing you, even though you understand the material?   Are you drawn to distractions like your smartphone, your friends, and the latest gossip – basically anything that isn’t on the day’s lesson plan?   These could be signs that you could benefit from one-to-one, online tutoring. And, there are lots of scenarios for which it is a great option for students.   Sometimes a student just needs an extra hour to spend on a ... Read More

21
Apr

Caffeine Use Could Help Increase SAT Scores, Research Suggests

Posted By Ryan Duques

Could caffeine use during test prep increase your SAT or ACT Test score? Probably yes, at least according to new research from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.   According to Dr. Michael Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, caffeine can give the brain a memory boosting jolt.     As part of a Johns Hopkins University study, Dr. Yassa and his colleagues showed almost 200 different images to people. The test participants would then be given either a placebo or200mg dose of caffeine, then the researchers showed the images to the test patients again, sometimes a day later.   "What we found was ... Read More

15
Apr

How Tutors Enhance Math Skills and Increase Test Scores

Posted By Ryan Duques

By Meredith Crawford   When it comes to math, most people either love it or hate it. No matter how you feel about the subject, though, there’s always room to enhance your existing mathematical mastery or to improve your understanding of key principles and concepts.   Online tutoring helps students to master concepts and practice skills with one-on-one learning. In addition to helping students build on the foundation they’ve been establishing in the traditional classroom during the school day, online tutors can help students focus in on areas of weakness and develop strategies to more effectively tackle math problems.   Here are some tips from TutaPoint.com’s ... Read More

02
Apr

College Costs How Much?!: Navigating the Scholarship Search

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Meredith Crawford   According to the College Board, the average student at a public four-year college will pay $8,655 for in-state tuition and fees and $21,706 for out-of-state tuition and fees. Students who opt for private four-year colleges are looking at an average price tag of $29,056. Not only are these just the average figures, but they also don’t include additional costs for essentials like housing, food, books, and food.   What’s more, students vying for admission to some of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges are in for even more sticker shock.   The title of most expensive college in the USA goes ... Read More

31
Mar

Obama’s education priority brings tech community to Washington’s Datapalooza

Posted By Ryan Duques
Richard Culatta

By Marisa Nadolny   Watch out Comic-Con: there’s a hot new convention gaining traction in the technology world and it has nothing to do with super heroes. Education Datapalooza in Washington, D.C. It’s Datapalooza, a joint effort between the White House, the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education, and the Office of the Under Secretary that brought hundreds of education innovators to Washington, D.C., earlier this year for the ultimate networking session.   But this was no trade show of SmartBoards and homework apps. Datapalooza’s guests are at the forefront of the latest generation of educational products, services, and apps; more important, they have ... Read More

20
Mar

Stop Procrastinating! Here’s How

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Meredith Crawford   You know how it is: All week you've been bored silly, complaining to anyone who can hear how you'd give anything to have something to do. Well, now your wish has come true -- that term paper that was assigned way back last month is due in three days, and you have a lot of work ahead of you.   But suddenly, there are hundreds of other things you'd rather be doing! Your closet could use a spring-cleaning, there's a new video by your favorite band on YouTube, and your bookshelf isn't going to organize itself.   Funny how we'll do anything ... Read More

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